What is the Pupil Premium?
The pupil premium is allocated to children from low-income families who are currently known to be eligible for FSM in both mainstream and non-mainstream settings and children who have been looked after continuously for more than six months. Eligibility for the Pupil Premium in 2012-13 was extended to pupils who have been eligible for free school meals (FSM) at any point in the last 6 years.
What is the Service Premium?
A service premium has also been introduced for children whose parents are currently serving in the armed forces; this was £200 in 2011-12 and rose to £250 for 2012-13. This service premium is designed to address the emotional and social well-being of these pupils.
How is the Pupil Premium and Service Premium are spent?
Over the past year we have used this additional funding in a variety of ways to ensure that eligible children receive every opportunity to be successful here at Swanton Morley. This includes greater levels of welfare care, additional one to one tuition targeting those children from identified groups, enhanced in-class support and further interventions to support learning.
The school endeavours to get the best value for money from the funding it has received. To assist this, the school leadership and the Governors have taken in to account the findings of the Toolkit for Strategies to Improve Learning produced by The Sutton Trust for Durham University